date Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Visual Leak Detector is a free, robust, open-source memory leak detection system for Visual C++.
It's pretty easy to use. After installing it, you just need to tell Visual C++ where to find the included header
and library file.
Then it can be used with any C/C++ project simply by adding the following line to your code:
When you run your program under the Visual Studio debugger, Visual Leak Detector will output a memory leak report at the end of your debugging session. The leak report includes the full call stack showing how any leaked memory blocks were allocated. Double-click on a line in the call stack to jump to that file and line in the editor window.
It's a very effective way to quickly diagnose, and fix, memory leaks in C/C++ applications.
The main difference between the CRT Debug Library and VLD, is that Visual Leak Detector shows you the complete callstack used for memory allocation has led to the leak.